Back to School: Kids & Masks

The start of the new school year is going to be challenging for everyone. Administrators and teachers are struggling with the decision of which model of reopening will work best for their students and families. Parents/guardians and kids are struggling with the new realities of mixed online/in-person schooling and whether or not they want to participate in one or the other or both. These new challenges have brought about stress and anxiety to everyone and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. With all the uncertainty the CDC has released Guidance for K-12 School Administrators on the Use of Cloth Face Coverings in Schools. See the following link for their recommendations:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/cloth-face-cover.html

Whether you have opted to send your children to school or not the one reality remains that doesn’t seem to be ending anytime soon- Your kid needs a mask to go out in public just like you do. When you are deciding which mask to purchase for your child there are some things that you may want to consider:

  1. Encouraging your kids to wear a face mask outside will encourage other preventative measures, like washing their hands and social distancing. Before school starts, practice with your child putting on the mask and taking it off with clean hands.
  1. It’s important to find a mask that fits your child’s face so they’re not constantly adjusting it and touching their face in the process. Here is a video we created on some tips on how to make your mask fit properly. These ideas work with both adult and children’s masks: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=363342707985108
  1. Getting a child-friendly mask probably increases compliance with wearing. Finding colors and pictures on masks that match your child’s style as well making sure they are breathable and soft will help to ensure the mask is worn as long as possible. Our children’s collection of masks are stylish, breathable, and comfortable. See them here: https://rezwearusa.com/collections/kids-masks

 PRO TIP: Attach a lanyard to your child’s face mask to prevent them from losing it. That way, when they take it off for any reason, it won’t fall on the floor or get mixed up with any of their friends’ masks.

Stay safe out there everyone! We are here for you!

-The RezWear USA Team

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